Assessors, Valuators and Appraisers

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Determine the value of land, businesses, estates and other real property, for purposes of sale, purchase, taxation or disposal of assets. Appraisers also determine the value of personal and household items.




Low: $22.05
Median: $26.75
High: $63.00


  • Assessors require a college diploma in municipal assessment AND Accreditation with the municipal assessment association of the province.

  • Valuators usually require a bachelor's degree or college diploma in accounting, business or commerce AND Accreditation with the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators based on successful completion of its business and security valuation program.

  • Appraisers require a college diploma or vocational training in the field of appraisal OR Several years of experience in a position related to the field of appraisal. Real estate appraisers usually require several years of experience as a real estate agent, right-of-way agent or property administrator and may require Canadian residential appraiser certification. Appraisers of residential, commercial or industrial property require accreditation with the Appraisal Institute of Canada.

Places of Employment

Government agencies, real estate firms and other private companies, or they may be self-employed